Technology that may help potholes get fixed faster

Mertz is a researcher at Carnegie Mellon. He works with the university’s Traffic 21, a research arm focusing on practical solutions to transportation problems, and he’s built a computer program that uses photos to detect cracks in street pavement. He’s been testing it using photos extracted from the video he shoots in his own car, but he’s also working with the city to test the technology. He’s placed cameras inside three city vehicles.